You are invited to join Debbie Schachter, Director, Learning Resources, Douglas College, Nigel Long, Library Services Consultant, OCLC Canada, and Troy Mohrman, Library Technology Consultant, OCLC, for a half-day event to explore OCLC's vision for connecting the world's libraries to operate and innovate at Webscale. Participants will also learn how the cooperative's latest applications will help you define a new future for your library. This event is free to attend and open to all. Registration is required; light refreshments will be provided. Download a map of the Douglas College campus. 

OCLC WorldShare Management Services has improved library workflows, operations and user engagement. Learn how sharing at Webscale frees you to focus on higher priority projects—the ones that matter to you and your community. WorldShare Management Services is fast becoming the choice for circulation, acquisitions, license management and a next-gen discovery experience for many library users. The OCLC WorldShare Platform allows you to share apps, ideas and creativity with the entire library community and beyond.



8:30 | Welcome

Debbie Schachter, Director, Learning Resources, Douglas College

Debbie represents the needs of OCLC member libraries by providing leadership as a delegate to OCLC's Global Council since 2010. She also serves on OCLC Canada's Advisory Council. Debbie will open this event by sharing some of her experiences in these leadership roles.


9:00 | Exploring OCLC WorldShare

Nigel Long, Library Services Consultant, OCLC Canada

Nigel is based in Calgary, Alberta, and is responsible for introducing the cooperative's latest initiatives, such as OCLC WorldShare, to libraries throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Territories. Nigel has worked in libraries in Great Britain and Canada, and has also served as CASLIS President and as a member of the CLA Executive Council.


10:15 | Break

Doughnuts and light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Douglas College.


10:30 | OCLC WorldShare Management Services Demonstration and Discussion

Troy Mohrman, Library Services Consultant, OCLC

Troy will discuss how WorldShare Management Services is helping libraries worldwide create a shared future through webscale solutions. In addition to a demonstration, he will share insights from librarians who have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, and why it was the right choice for circulation, acquisitions, license management and a next-gen discovery experience for their users.


12:30 | Adjourn

Register now for this event. This event is free to attend, but registration is required because seating is limited.

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